Around the Kingdom: Bartolo Colon, Chiefs Bus Fender Bender, Tariq Black


The Kansas City Royals staged their 2nd straight late-inning comeback, this time downing the Twins with a 6-run outburst in the 8th inning that wiped out a 1-0 deficit.

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The uprising was particularly shocking to those watching the game, because Kansas City’s hitters looked completely helpless against Phil Hughes for 7 innings in which the Twins starter shut them out while holding KC to two measly hits..

Right now, the Royals are making a playoff appearance look like destiny.

The Chiefs signed veteran G Mike McGlynn, apparently concerned about their depth at guard after losing Jon Asamoah and Geoff Schwartz to free agency this offseason and RT Donald Stephenson‘s 4-game suspension.

Apparently, Kansas City’s front office is concerned that the offensive line is as bad as it has looked this pre-season.

K-State, Kansas, and Mizzou gear up for their football season-openers this Saturday. On another note, ex-Jayhawk basketball player Tariq Black has signed a 2-year contract with the Houston Rockets.


  • Kings of Kauffman – Kansas City’s roller-coaster ride of a season has Ed Connealy acting like a 12-year-old:

"I flat-out don’t know how to handle a Royals pennant race like an adult.  I was twelve when the Royals last played in the post-season, and my baseball maturity, as it relates to this team, is barely twelve and a half.  I would really like to “act like I have been here before”, but the last time this happened, I still harbored dreams of playing for the Royals myself one day."

"You might think it’s kind of funny that he’s so very round and awkward, but if you were standing next to him when he threw a 90 mph slider, you’d look a lot silly than he would because you’d probably immediately begin drool-stammering out some kind of Joycian stream-of-conciouisness manifesto about the rebirth of God in the form of a breaking ball."


"But you know what? The Chiefs still have to play the games. I’ve seen enough preseason games to know that a handful of snaps in games with vanilla play calling and minus the likes of Jamaal Charles and Eric Berry, is not always an accurate picture of things to come."

"Here’s a story you don’t read every day: The Kansas City Chiefs team bus involved in an accident after arriving in Green Bay on Wednesday."


"Sporting Kansas City’s Jacob Peterson is “expected to miss at least another two weeks,” after injuring his hamstring on Aug. 10 at Vancouver, Sporting KC beat writer Steve Brisendine reports. He hasn’t featured for the team since then."


  • KUSports.com – Ex-KU center Tariq Black signs contract with Houston:

"Former Kansas University center Tarik Black has signed a two-year, partially guaranteed contract with the NBA’s Houston Rockets, the Houston Chronicle reported on Wednesday night."

There you have it KC fans—the news Around the Kingdom.